Dewees Double Triple Leads Angels/Cubs over Rangers at Riverview
Donnie Dewees smacked two triples, scored a run, and drove-in another, Yeiler Peguero laced an RBI triple (back-to-back RBI triples with Dewees in a three-run 3rd) and a single, scored a run, and knocked-in a run, Alberto Mineo doubled twice and scored a run, Ian Rice drilled a two-run single, walked, and scored a run, Jason Vosler doubled, walked, and scored a run, Eddy Julio Martinez hammered an RBI double, SP Garrett Richards (on LAA MLB 60-day DL since May with a torn elbow UCL) tossed 2-1/3 innings of perfect baseball, and the bullpen threw four innings of no-hit shutout ball to close the game out, leading the Angels/Cubs co-op team to an 8-4 victory over the Rangers in AZ Advanced Instructional League game action Monday afternoon on Field #1 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Yeyson Yrizarri smashed a two-run double to highlight a four-run 5th inning rally and Melvin Novoa and ex-Cub Frandy de la Rosa each singled twice, walked, and scored a run for the Rangers in a losing cause.
Here is the box score from the game (Cubs players highlighted in bold and underlined):
1. Eric Jenkins, CF: 1-5 (F-8, K, 1B, 1-3, 4-3, R)
2a. Yeyson Yrizarri, SS: 1-2 (K, HBP, 2B, R, 2 RBI)
2b. Jonah McReynolds, SS: 0-1 (K)
3. Charles Leblanc, 2B-DH: 1-4 (6-3, K, 1B, F-9, RBI)
4. Ti'Quan Forbes, 3B: 0-4 (6-3, K, 6-4 FC, K, RBI)
5a. Willy Diaz, 1B: 1-3 (L-8, F-8, 1B)
5b. Seth Spivey, 1B: 0-1 (P-6)
6a. Luis Mendez, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-9)
6b. Austin O'Banion, LF: 0-1 (K)
7a. Chad Smith, RF: 0-2 (4-3, P-4)
7b. Miguel Aparicio, RF: 0-2 (3-1, 3-U)
8a. Melvin Novoa, C: 2-2 (1B, 1B, BB, R)
8b. Stephen Lohr, C: 0-1 (P-3)
9. Frandy de la Rosa, DH-2B: 2-3 (1B, 1B, 4-6-3 DP, BB, R)
1a. Jose Briceno, C: 0-1 (6-3)
1b. Yeiler Peguero, 2B-SS: 2-3 (3B, 1B, F-8, R, RBI, CS)
2. Donnie Dewees, CF: 2-4 (L-4, 3B, F-8, 3B, R, RBI)
3a. Hutton Moyer, SS: 0-2 (K, BB, L-9)
3b. Cody Ramer. 2B: 0-1 (K)
4. Christian Villanueva, 3B-1B-3B: 1-4 (K, E-5, 1B, P-6, R)
5. Matt Thaiss, 1B-DH-1B: 1-4 (3-1, 3-6-3 DP, 1B, 3-U, R)
6. Alberto Mineo, DH-C: 2-4 (2B, F-8, K, 2B, R)
7a. Brendon Sanger, RF: 0-2 (1-3, K)
7b. Brennon Lund, RF: 1-1 (F-9 SF, 1B, R, RBI)
8a. Jason Vosler, 2B-3B: 1-1 (2B, BB, R)
8b. Ian Rice, PH-DH: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R, 2 RBI)
9. Eddy Julio Martinez, LF: 1-4 (5-3, 5-3, 2B, L-3 DP, RBI, PO)
1. Reid Garrett: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (10 strikes)
2. Blake Bass: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 2 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/1 GO/AO, 53 pitches (34 strikes)
3. Johan Juan: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 0/2 GO/AO, 12 pitches (8 strikes)
4. Tyree Thompson: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 0/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches (11 strikes)
5. Peter Fairbanks: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 1 K, 1/3 GO/AO, 36 pitches (25 strikes)
1. Garrett Richards: 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 3/2 GO/AO, 24 pitches (16 strikes)
2. Jen-Ho Tseng: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0/2 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
3. Dylan Cease: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP, 4/1 GO/AO, 40 pitches (24 strikes)
4. Adbert Alzolay: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1/1 GO/AO, 7 pitches (5 strikes)
5. Jose Paulino: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 0/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches (8 strikes)
6. Jared Cheek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 2/1 GO/AO, 17 pitches (9 strikes)
RANGERS ERRORS: 1
3B Ti'Quan Forbes: E-5 (fielding error allowed batter to reach base safely)
ANGELS/CUBS ERRORS: NONE
RANGERS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Melvin Novoa: 1-1 CS
2. Stephen Lohr: 1 PB
WEATHER: Sunny and a bit breezy with temperatures in the 80's
Cubster 12 hours 19 min ago (view)
IMPOTUS 45: "ANYBODY WHO WANTS A TEST CAN GET A TEST"
then said quietly by his elves: although it can take up to 1-2 days (or two tanks of gas) to get through test lines and then 7-14 days to get results.
crunch 12 hours 43 min ago (view)
5 cubs players + d.ross didn't work out with the team today because their tests were dealyed. 4 players + d.ross later came back negative and 1 test will have to be done again because it was compromised during transport and invalidated.
...turns out the compromised test was not a player, but a non-player/non-ross Tier 1 employee. neat.
crunch 15 hours 4 min ago (view)
v.caratini will continue to be darvish's preferred catcher this season.
crunch 15 hours 5 min ago (view)
j.hicks (STL) opts out. he's a T1 diabetic currently rehabbing from TJ. he was expected to return in august.
JustSayin' 1 day 12 hours ago (view)
I think what your saying applies to all franchises in all big-time team sports. The virus is asymptomatic in many carriers. The national positive test % rate is mid/high single digits. If your pro sports franchise does 3-4 x better than that, it still means some players and coaches will test positive and things will grind to a partial or complete halt. At least baseball didn't try to "bubble" in AZ and FL, which are looking like two of the worst (and worst-led) states in which to be located at the currrent stage of the pandemic.
crunch 1 day 13 hours ago (view)
rizzo took BP and did some field work today. also, almora is good to go...he ran into a wall on friday and got a little banged up.
Cubster 1 day 21 hours ago (view)
Aroldis Chapman is now Covid positive with mild symptoms
crunch 2 days 9 hours ago (view)
the COVID-Division should be fun.
teams from TX, AZ, CA, WA, and CO exclusively playing each other... CO is all "wtf, really?"
Cubster 2 days 10 hours ago (view)
...and so it goes (per Roto): Astros general manager James Click wrote in a statement that a member of the staff "was potentially exposed to a COVID-positive individual outside the organization.” The team is working with MLB and team doctors on testing protocol and cleaning before resuming workouts.
Does the visiting team bring a Covid positive bio-weapon to the player's parking lot?
Charlie 2 days 17 hours ago (view)
I've been wondering how this would proceed. Since teams will have to figure out how existing contracts will be paid, I thought there was a *chance* they would proceed with free agency as usual and plan for payment under potential shortened seasons would just be figured out in negotiations with the MLBPA. But that was probably an overly optimistic thought.
Dolorous Jon Lester 2 days 20 hours ago (view)
Meanwhile Theo shoots down any potential of extension talks. I get that it's a crazy time financially in baseball, but it's really gonna suck when all these players leave after 21 and 22.
Cubster 3 days 7 hours ago (view)
WSox Michael Kopech has opted out of 2020. I didn't see a disclosed reason yet but he is recovering from TJ S
crunch 3 days 17 hours ago (view)
buster posey (SF) opting out of 2020...recently adopted twin daughters who were born premature.
Cubster 4 days 21 hours ago (view)
per Tribune: Kimbrel's OK, just working on his changeup (formerly his fastball).
Arizona Phil 5 days 9 hours ago (view)
The Cubs have released RHRP (and their erstwhile closer) Brandon Morrow. There is no indication that they plan to re-sign him to another (different) 2020 minor league contract without the Article XX-B $100K retention bonus provision (as happened with Jason Kipnis last week).
crunch 5 days 13 hours ago (view)
rizzo takes another day off (lower back). ross says the club is "exercising caution."
klye ryan is expected to join the team tomorrow after some mysterious holdup.